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The Dukes discuss their recently played games, provide a detailed reviews of popular games, go over the latest gaming news, and put their favorite games on trial.

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The Dukes discuss their recently played games, provide a detailed reviews of popular games, go over the latest gaming news, and put their favorite games on trial.

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67 Ratings
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Fun & informative

By bdjeff42 - Apr 30 2017
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Well thought out format and great chemistry.

Most entertaining board game podcast

By Taborcarn - Dec 26 2016
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Sean and Alex have a great banter and excellent taste in board games. A must-listen every week.

iTunes Ratings

67 Ratings
Average Ratings
57
6
1
2
1

Fun & informative

By bdjeff42 - Apr 30 2017
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Well thought out format and great chemistry.

Most entertaining board game podcast

By Taborcarn - Dec 26 2016
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Sean and Alex have a great banter and excellent taste in board games. A must-listen every week.
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Dukes of Dice

Latest release on Oct 26, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 23 days ago

Rank #1: Dukes of Dice - Ep. 226 - Solo at Holmes

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This episodes the Dukes ... 

... Discuss recent plays of:

  • Next War: Poland;
  • Hockey Blast; and
  • Viscounts of the West Kingdom (12:42);

... Look at the latest gaming news including the cancellation of GenCon and the Spiele at Essen, the announcement of the nominations for the Spiel des Jahres awards and the Kickstarter for the Level 99's Bullet <3 (28:10);

... Review Sideroom Game's Maquis (56:16); and

... Look back at their review of CMON Games' Victorian Masterminds in their Dukes' Double-Take (1:40:00).

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May 25 2020

1hr 50mins

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Rank #2: Dukes of Dice - Ep. 225 - Filling the Void

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This episode the Dukes are joined by Abby-my-fiance.

Alex and Abby discus their recent plays before reviewing Stellar from Renegade Game Studios. Review begins at 48:20. Listen before that to hear Sean's head explode while he was editing the podcast. RIP Sean Ramirez 1981-2020, murdered by Abby-My-Fiance.

Then Alex and Sean deliver their Dukes sextuple take for their reviews of Wingspan, Underwater Cities and Call to Adventure. (1:14:23)

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May 11 2020

1hr 49mins

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Rank #3: Dukes of Dice - Ep. 181 - The Ganges Back Together

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This episode Alex and Sean have finally reunited and the Dukes ...

... Share their recent plays of:

  • Indonesia
  • Carthago
  • Coimbra
  • Junk Orbit (5:19)

... Discuss the latest news including:

  • The winners of the Spiel des Jahres (30:25) 

... Review RNR Games' Rajas of the Ganges; and (52:43)

... Look back at their reviews of Yamatai, Flipships, Viral and Three Kingdoms: Redux in their Dukes' Double Octuple Take (1:17:47).

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Jul 30 2018

1hr 38mins

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Rank #4: Dukes of Dice - Ep. 174 - Mother Earth, Father Time

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This episode the Dukes ...

... Share their recent plays of:

  • Fireball Island
  • Colonial Twilight: The French and Alegerian War, 1954-62
  • Visitor in Blackwood Grove
  • Poseidon (4:50)

... Discuss the latest news including:

  • The new partnership between Boardgamegeek.com and Watch It Played!
  • The second edition of Arboretum from Renegade Game Studio
  • TMG's Kickstarter for the Homesteaders: Tenth Anniversary Edition (34:35) 

... Review Z-Man Game's Gaia Project (38:46)

... Look back at their reviews of Anachrony and Star Wars: Destiny in their Dukes' Double Take (1:16:13), and

... Discuss whether "Shelf of Shame" is the right term we should be using for our unplayed games (1:24:14).

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Apr 30 2018

1hr 41mins

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Rank #5: Dukes of Dice - Ep. 173 - The Alefather

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This episode the Dukes ...

... Share their recent plays of:

  • 51st State (Master Set)
  • Matryoshka
  • Roll Player w/ Monsters & Minions Expansion
  • Steamrollers (3:12)

... Discuss the latest news including:

  • Games Workshop new Lord of the Rings board game: The Quest to Mount Doom
  • The Boarders Tabletop Game Studio Kickstarter scandal (21:49)
  • An interview with Rob Daviau from Restoration Games about the hottest ne Kickstarter project: Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar (34:35) 

... Review Eggertspiele's Heaven & Ale (51:22)

... Look back at their reviews of the A Feast For Odin and Jump Drive in their Dukes' Double Take (1:29:00), and

... Discuss the board game related skills you can use to pad your resume! (1:37:57).

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Apr 16 2018

1hr 54mins

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Rank #6: Dukes of Dice - Ep. 180 - Achilles Heel & Sean's Wheel

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This episode Sean is on his own at SeanCon 2018. He's joined by special guests Ellison Davis and Andrew Heflich.

They recap all the amazing games they played at SeanCon and then review Lords of Hellas from Awaken Realms (39:03).

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Jul 23 2018

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Rank #7: Dukes of Dice - Ep. 175 - All Your Base Are Belong to Us

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This episode Sean considers replacing Alex with Suzanne Sheldon from the Dice Tower, Linsae Cassidy from Boards Alive and Date Night, Jake Bock from Draft Mechanic and Dan King, the Game Boy Geek! The Dukes ...

... Share their recent plays of:

  • My Little Scythe
  • Arkham Horror: LCG
  • Paydirt
  • 1846 w/ Survey Party app (22:49)

... Discuss the latest news including:

  • Kickstarter woes from Space Goat Productions
  • The potential sale of Asmodee
  • The Kickstarter for Darwin's Choice (48:39) 

... Review AEG's Space Base (1:14:37), and

... Look back at their reviews of Railroad Revolution and Around the World in 80 Days in their Dukes' Double Take (1:46:01).

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May 14 2018

2hr 1min

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Rank #8: Dukes of Dice - Ep. 215 - COIN Toss

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This episodes the Dukes ... 

... Discuss recent plays of:

  • Wavelength;
  • Azul - Summer Pavilions;
  • Startups; and
  • Terraforming Mars - Turmoil (8:20);

... Discuss recent gaming news including:

  • Announcement for Marvel Splendor coming out in late 2020;
  • Amazon Alexa can now play Ticket to Ride; and
  • The Kickstarter campaign for GoDice. (28:44)

... Review Eagle Gryphon Games' and Mike Fitzgerald's Football Highlights: 2052 (45:30); and

... Look back at their review of Root in their Dukes' Double-Take (1:51:34).

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Dec 16 2019

2hr 4mins

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Rank #9: Dukes of Dice - Ep. 216 - Barely Feld-mas

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This episodes the Dukes ... 

... Discuss recent plays of:

  • Shipwreck Arcana;
  • Sushi Roll; and
  • Bus (7:51);

... Give you their top game of each year of the decade (29:13); and

... Look back at their review of Carpe Diem in their Dukes' Double-Take (1:23:51).

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Dec 30 2019

1hr 30mins

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Rank #10: Dukes of Dice - Ep. 213 - Decklist of Champions

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This episodes the Dukes ... 

... Alex and Abby break down escape room games Unlock and Exit and give you pros and cons on both systems (9:39);

... Look at the latest gaming news, including:

  • The passing of game designer, Chad Jensen;
  • Recent abuse allegations in the game industry; and
  • The Kickstarter for Capone - The Business of Prohibition. (23:34); and

... Review Fantasy Flight Games' Marvel: Champions LCG (42:56).

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Nov 18 2019

1hr 43mins

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Rank #11: Dukes of Dice - Ep. 214 - The Eternal Flame

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This episodes the Dukes ... 

... Discuss recent plays including Chocolate Factory, Ancient Civilization of the Inner Sea and Bloom Town (6:36);

... Give you their Top 6 Games with Staying Power from 2015 and beyond (236:32); and

... Look back at their review of Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar in their Dukes' Double-Take (1:06:46).

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Dec 02 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #12: Dukes of Dice - Ep. 200 - Many Runes, Many Moons

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This episode the Dukes ... 

... Discuss recent plays, including:

  • Time Pirates
  • Escape Plan
  • Forum Trajanum (7:21)

... Discus the latest gaming news including Kickstarter problems with Kolossal Games and Maple Games; the announcement of the 2019 Mensa Select award winners and the Kickstarter for the re-release of Cleopatra and the Society of Architects (32:47);

... Review Call to Adventure from Rio Grande; (50:01) and

... Look back at their review of Gaia Project in their Dukes' Double-Take. (1:32:42)

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May 06 2019

1hr 44mins

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Rank #13: Dukes of Dice - Ep. 179 - Con Solo

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This episode Alex is on his own at Dice Tower Con 2018... fortunately he gets some help from Ellison Davis, Rory Veronda, Kevin "Burky" Burkhardsmeier, Duke Suzanne Sheldon and Phillip Millman.

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Jul 09 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #14: Dukes of Dice - Ep. 217 - And I Think to My Shelf...

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This episodes the Dukes ... 

... Discuss recent plays of:

  • Nemesis;
  • Glen More II: Chronicles; and
  • The Estates (10:39);

... Look at the latest gaming news including the Kickstarter for the Dice Tower's 2020 season (31:13);

... Review La Boite a Jeux's It's a Wonderful World (46:21); and

... Discuss board game culls (1:36:18).

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Jan 13 2020

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Rank #15: Dukes of Dice - Ep. 206 - The Quintessential Quinquennial Episode

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  This episodes the Dukes celebrate their 5th Duke-iversary (not a Duke-aversary - what even is that?). The Dukes... 

... Discuss recent plays, including Alex's time at GenCon. including:

  • Fleet Dice
  • Watergate
  • Medium
  • 5-2-1-1
  • Trogdor
  • War with the Evil Powermaster
  • Pipeline
  • Roll for the Galaxy w/ Rivalry Expansion (7:45);

... Look at the latest board gaming news, including the new look and logo for BoardGameGeek.com. Wil Wheaton's lawsuit against Geek and Sundry, and the Kickstarter for Red Raven Games' Sleeping Gods (42:04);

... Give you their updated Top 10 Games of All Time (58:58); and

... Deliver their State of the Duchy. (1:51:21)

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Aug 12 2019

2hr 9mins

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Rank #16: Dukes of Dice - Ep. 212 - Have Fun Storming the Castle

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This episodes the Dukes ... 

... Discuss recent plays including:

  • Abomination;
  • Lasers and Feelings;
  • Ciub; and
  • Mental Blocks (5:24);

... Look at the latest gaming news, including:

  • All the New Magic: The Gathering products for Commander coming out in 2020; and
  • The Kickstarter for High Frontier, 4th Ed. (23:37);

... Review Osprey Games' Undaunted Normandy (40:00); and

... Look back at their review of Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig in their Dukes' Double Take. (1:27:07)

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Nov 04 2019

1hr 38mins

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Rank #17: Dukes of Dice - Ep. 203 - Baseball Highlights: The Gathering

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This episode the Dukes ... 

... Discuss recent plays, including:

  • Gandhi
  • Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth
  • Conspiracy: The Solomon Gambit
  • 1828
  • Dino Dunk (9:18)

... Give you their Top 6 "Alex Games" for Sean and Top 6 "Sean Games" for Alex; (54:00) and

... Look back at their review of Steamrollers and Dragon Castle in their Dukes' Double-Take. (1:39:44)

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Jun 24 2019

1hr 54mins

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Rank #18: Dukes of Dice - Ep. 199 - Under the Influence

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This episode the Dukes ... 

... Discuss recent plays, including:

  • Hardback
  • Railroad Ink
  • Tokyo Highway
  • Tybor the Builder (5:30)

... Discus the latest gaming news including winners of the Golden Geek Awards and the Kickstarter for the Terraforming Mars expansion (22:07);

... Review Underwater Cities from Rio Grande; (36:16) and

... Look back at their reviews of Blood Rage and Heaven & Ale in the Dukes' Double-Take. (1:19:00)

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Apr 22 2019

1hr 34mins

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Rank #19: Dukes of Dice - Ep. 224 - The Devastation in the Duchy

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This episode the Dukes are Joined by Dave, Kathy and Gerry from the Board Together Games Podcast for Board Game Death Match.

Kathy, Gerry, Alex and Sean draft their top picks for best board games based on intellectual properties and then argue their way through a head-to-head bracket system until one game is crowned the greatest IP-based board game with Dave's help as moderator! 

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Apr 27 2020

1hr 57mins

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Rank #20: Dukes of Dice - Ep. 201 - Ground Control to Mastermind

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This episode the Dukes ... 

... Discuss recent plays, including:

  • Tiny Towns
  • Forum Trajanum
  • The Magnificent Race
  • Second Chance
  • Subtext
  • We're Doomed
  • Batman: Gotham City Chronicles (5:13)

... Discuss the announcement of the nominees for the 2019 Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres awards (35:54);

... Review Victorian Mastermind from CMON Games; (1:00:42) and

... Look back at their review of Space Base in their Dukes' Double-Take. (1:39:11)

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May 26 2019

1hr 49mins

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